The issue of Satluj Yamuna Link Canal is in discussion once again. Recently Punjab State Assembly passed a bill to de-notify the land acquired to construct SYL Canal and return it to the farmers, from whom it was acquired three decades ago. It was followed by reports of SYL canal being levelled at various places in Punjab.
Parkash Singh Badal
CM Badal says Sec. 5 of PTAA is scrapped; Congress slams him as misinformed | Both Congress and SAD (Badal) are equally responsible for compromising riparian rights of Punjab
As per media reports, Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal on Friday (June 24) claimed that the government had scrapped section 5 of the Punjab Termination of Agreements Act (PTAA), 2005. He was addressing media persons during a “sangat darshan” program at Nakodar. However, he did not elaborate on when his government had scrapped it, notes the Indian Express (IE).
River water issue: Badal and Amarinder equally responsible for compromising riparian rights of the Punjab.
Speeches and Interviews
Sikh sangat of Punjab outraged against incidents of beadbi of Guru Granth Sahib. After the incident of October 14 police firing in Kotkapura and Behbal Kalan village in Faridkot district, in which two Sikhs were killed and many others were injured, Sikh protest brought Punjab’s life to stand-still.
Chandigarh/ Punjab (July 19, 2014): Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) held a core-committee meeting at Chandigarh today. The party led by Parkash Singh Badal and his clan reportedly planned a Morcha against formation of a separate Gurdwara Committee in Haryana in this meeting.